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Pleasant Ridge

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Incorporated as a city in 1928, Pleasant Ridge is an Pleasant Ridgeelegant community that offers residential grace in an urban location. Centrally located in southeastern Oakland County, Pleasant Ridge is south of I-696 and bisected by Woodward Avenue. Within our .5 square-mile community are several parks, and a community center. The center's pool features a state-of-the-art wellness center and other special features. Throughout the year, the community center is a hub of activity for all ages and interests.

Pleasant Ridge is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets and active citizens who dedicate their time for the betterment of the community. Our long tradition of community pride is reflected in our beautiful parks along Woodward Avenue and our pristine neighborhoods. Many of the houses in Pleasant Ridge are part of a nationally-recognized historic district, and all the homes reflect the care and attention which will ensure Pleasant Ridge's beauty for generations to come.


City of Pleasant Ridge
23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-541-2900

Ferndale School District
2920 Burdette, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-586-8651

Business Development and Professional Training

MichiganWorks! Employment and Resource Center, Ferndale
713 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-545-0222

The Workforce Development Division of Oakland County helps train and place unemployed workers by partnering with Michigan Works! Each center provides employers with a wide range of services including, applicant recruitment, onsite interview rooms, training funds for planned new hires, information technology (IT) training and out-placement assistance. The centers also provide assistance to job seekers including, resources on resume writing and interviewing, job placement, testing and assessment, training funds to enhance or gain new skills, and IT training.

Michigan Suburbs Alliance
300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-546-2380

Pleasant Ridge streetPleasant Ridge Downtown Development Authority
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-543-8416 or 248-548-6592

Pleasant Ridge’s Downtown Development Authority district includes Woodward Avenue commercial properties, the City Hall building and several parks. The DDA has provided funding for many in improvements in the Downtown District, including streetscape improvements along Woodward Avenue, promoting and facilitating urban growth and ensuring its appreciation as a historic treasure.

Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3)
30947 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248-288-2004

Community Essentials

Pleasant RidgePleasant Ridge Community Center
4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-542-7322

Pleasant Ridge Foundation
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-541-2900

Pleasant Ridge Garden Club
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-399-1873

Pleasant RidgePleasant Ridge Historical Commission
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-568-7830

Pleasant Ridge Historical Home and Garden Tour
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-541-2900

Sponsored by the Pleasant Ridge Garden Club and the Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission, the event features a tour of historic homes and gardens throughout the community.

Pleasant Ridge Parks and Recreation Department
4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Pleasant Ridge community poolRidge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-542-7322

Pleasant Ridge Social Club
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-541-2900

Pleasant Ridge Women's Club
23925 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-541-2900

Pleasant Ridge VIP Club
4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Phone: 248-542-7322

This Club is operated by the Recreation Department and includes city teens who are taught the importance of community service. While social events are a large part of the attraction, the teens also offer community service to residents and the City with park clean-up days and mentoring to younger students.

Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recycling Authority (SOCRRA)
Pleasant Ridge3910 W. Webster Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248-288-5150

SOCRRA provides safe disposal of hazardous waste to several communities.

Woodward Dream Cruise
Held on the 3rd Saturday in August, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event. The annual event attracts over 40,000 cars and 1.5 million spectators. The cruise spans 16 miles and the communities of Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.


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